How To Restart BMW Connecteddrive?

Is it possible to restart the ConnectedDrive? Holding down the power button used to function, but after my dealer changed to the most recent software version, it no longer does. Thanks

It should turn back on the next time you open the car if you simply lock the car and leave it idle for a short period of time without the key.

But I always pull over, switch the car off, then put it back on when there is a problem with the vehicle. The majority of the time, it resolved the minor issues.

A restart of iDrive? For roughly 30 seconds, keep the radio’s power button depressed. It will start over.


pick Update BMW Assist from the menu under Connected Drive after pressing the option button on the console.

I’ve tried holding down volume, volume+eject, forward, backward, volume+radio, media, volume+mode, and mode so far, but nothing has worked.

The only alternative appears to be unplugging the battery. However, I’m almost certain that there is a secret combination.


Read an interesting post about this. I want to know what happens if you disconnect the battery because I’m new to iDrive. or disable the iDrive’s control fuse?

I’m not sure, but you might not want to completely disconnect the batteries in a BMW without taking some precautions because I’ve heard that if the car loses all power, it might enter an anti-theft mode. I’m not sure because I don’t work on my autos.

Anyhow, that wasn’t the type of reset the OP was referring about (nor the one I was talking about).

When you lock the car and turn it off, iDrive completely shuts off for roughly 12 minutes. In most BMWs, you can restart the computer for the idrive system, navigation, etc. by holding down the volume button for 20 to 25 seconds constantly. The volume is only momentarily turned off when the volume button is pressed; the system is not restarted.

How is BMW ConnectedDrive updated?

Updating BMW ConnectedDrive: Instructions On the BMW website, go to the Accessories Update page. Utilize your BMW adapter cable to connect your computer to your car. The most recent BMW ConnectedDrive update can be downloaded. Open the app after completing the steps to complete the update.

How did BMW Connected Drive fare?

Customers in the United States will be able to download the My BMW App on April 12, 2021, for use on iOS and Android-compatible mobile devices; the My BMW App will completely replace the BMW Connected app by the end of June 2021. Since 1975, BMW of North America, LLC has operated in the United States.

How can I reinstall the BMW app?

To reset the car data on your BMW with Operating System 8, choose “Menu” > “System settings.” Please be aware that after being restored to factory settings in vehicles with a manufacturing date of 11/2020, the vehicle will be deleted from your BMW ID on the My BMW App and My BMW webpage.

How can I clear the BMW Service Due display?

Find the tiny odometer button in the instrument panel’s lower left corner. until the service message shows, press and hold. When the message says “Reset,” let go of the button and press and hold it once more.

How do I make my BMW Connected app update forcibly?

Anyone else experiencing issues with the MYBMW app’s status update? The date and time are updated when the screen is pulled down, but nothing else does. I can still lock and unlock the car, therefore the app is still connected to the vehicle.

There is no updating of the location, mileage, or fuel level. I’ve done all I can think of right now, the petrol tank is full, and I haven’t disconnected and reconnected the car app.

It’s difficult. Since I just tried to drag the screen down to refresh it and it still displays the time from 3am, I’m not even convinced it was a complete success.

Enter the vehicle, select an installed app, and then press the options button on the lower console, which is located behind the iDrive wheel. A screen with a few options will appear. That choice ought to be chosen already. Update services and apps.

To choose it, click the iDrive wheel. It takes a few seconds for the update. the radio volume hardware button located below the infotainment screen, and then press and hold it. I held mine in for around two minutes, during which time the car stereo twice reset. Click it again to turn it on.

Shut down the app. Click the small guy in the bottom right corner of the app, followed by the gear in the upper right. After selecting BMW ID, log out. Next, sign back in.

It takes a lot of effort. But I’ve been unable to lower the screen and force a refresh. It still informs me that it was last refreshed at around 3am.

Over the weekend, the app was causing me problems as well. Sincerely, I believe it has to do with BMW systems. Even the remote camera has recently been crap, but mine is back to normal.

I haven’t yet had a remote camera operate for me. Since picking up my car, I’ve tried it every day. I haven’t been able to make it work even once.

I’ve already given up on the remote camera for the time being because I haven’t driven the M4 in two weeks and can’t get the app to update in the garage.

How can I check the service on my BMW iDrive?

If your car has iDrive, you may retrieve the service history by going to Vehicle Information -> Vehicle Status -> Service Requirements -> Service History. You may see illustrations that outline each step on the left side of the page. You will also be able to see the dates of the most recent maintenance and the work that was done if your automobile was built after March 2009.

Additional methods for gaining access to your car’s history are as follows:

  • You should check the warranty details, as a good reminder. This will inform you of any remaining coverage or associated benefits. as well as looking over the vehicle health report. This will give you a general idea of the situation and any problems that can arise.

How can I evaluate my BMW iDrive?

The iDrive system’s navigation is a crucial component that makes getting from A to B simple. But since roads and sites of interest constantly change, it’s critical to maintain your BMW’s GPS maps updated if you want to get the most out of your iDrive.

Many of the most recent BMW models include over-the-air (OTA) map updates, which use the vehicle’s integrated SIM card to automatically download the most recent map data. The procedure in these automobiles is comparable to updating your smartphone to the most recent iOS or Android version; all you have to do is restart your car after your iDrive has downloaded the data.

For vehicles that do not allow OTA updates, a manual upgrade is necessary. Previously, updating BMW navigation maps required changing a DVD holding the map data. More newer vehicles include built-in hard drives that hold the data, allowing you to update your map by overwriting the hard drive’s contents. You can accomplish this with BMW by connecting a USB stick with the updated map data to the USB port in your vehicle.

It’s a good idea to determine which map version you need, which relies on your iDrive system, before purchasing a new BMW map. Use the settings menu when your iDrive navigation is open to navigate to “Navigation system version,” where you can see the region, version, and year of your current GPS data.

How can I clear the data on my network?

  • On your Android smartphone or tablet, launch the Settings app.
  • Go to System or General Management.
  • Reset network settings by selecting Reset or Reset options.
  • Click the reset button now.

How much does a new BMW iDrive cost?

I’ve been wondering how much it would cost to upgrade to the newest IDRIVE, so I’ve been giving it a lot of thought. I want to upgrade to a new 2012 or 2013 IDRIVE with all the bells and whistles, but I’m not sure if it will be worthwhile.

Basic CIC idrives with maps, voice control, and video in motion cost between $2200 and $2500; occasionally, a backup camera can be included in that price.

On my 2008, I’ve been meaning to upgrade as well. a full cic with combos, a front pdc, and a rear camera was desired. Like the OP said, it has all the bells and whistles.

Please also PM me. I have a 2008 M3 and would really like the new CIC with the new controller, buttons, etc., Bluetooth playback for an iPod or Droid phone, new maps with a high-resolution screen, and a backup camera would be a good addition.

Any information you can give me regarding this refit would be greatly welcomed and useful. Alekshop said I would only need to drive to the dealership to have the software updated. TECH, if I installed the entire system myself, what tuning is required afterward.

You would need to get in touch with me outside of the forum since I’m no longer a merchant here.

I have a 2010 CIC system, but I don’t have internet access, sound streaming Bluetooth, or any BMW apps. I believe all I would need to upgrade to this level is a combox.

Do you market and code the combox? I’m attempting to put up one for the wife’s 2010 E70 2010 X5 with coding. Can you send me any information via private message? thanks!

Has BMW got a secret key?

Have you ever locked yourself out of your BMW only to discover that your key fob’s battery is also dead? There, many of us have been. However, there is a shockingly simple solution—your key fob really contains a concealed key. A

Even if your key fob dies, you can still unlock your BMW. Simply slide the mechanical key out by holding and pressing the key release tab at the bottom of the key fob, close to the key chain. The driver’s side door can now be unlocked as usual using a conventional key. Congratulations! You’ve opened it and are now prepared to leave.

Has BMW implemented GPS tracking?

Keep track of the status of the charging process, tire pressure, fuel, and battery levels, among other things. Using Remote Services, you may also lock, unlock, and locate your car.

My BMW App helps you find parking, discover POIs, send your destination directly to your BMW, and even check the range of your electrified vehicle.

Right from your phone, manage your BMW Financial Services account. Make payments, receive reminders to make payments, and more.